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The Clovis-Carver Public Library

Writing the Gettysburg Address by Martin Johnson resolves puzzles and problems that have shrouded the composition of Lincoln’s most admired speech, refutes the story that he wrote the words while on the train, and identifies the manuscript that Lincoln held during the two-minute speech that burned itself into the American memory.

Family Pictures by Jane Green presents a story about two women living on opposite coasts whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed, teaching them what it means to be a mother and a wife, about trust and family, and about the enduring strength of women when put to the test.

Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O’Connor takes us inside the workings of the Supreme Court and the centuries of change and upheaval that transformed it from its uncertain beginnings to the remarkable institution that thrives and endures today.

The Tower by Simon Toyne concludes a conspiracy-theory trilogy as a cyber-attack on NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center disables the Hubble telescope, leaving behind an ominous countdown clock and a cryptic message on the computer screen of a missing scientist that could be the first sign of an imminent global catastrophe.

A Street Cat Named Bob and How He Saved My Life by James Bowen is the heartwarming story of second chances as a street musician struggling to make ends meet rescues a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep, and together they forge a never-to-be-forgotten friendship.

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende centers upon Maya Vidal, a teenager abandoned by her parents whose grandmother sends her, after a downward spiral into drugs, alcohol, and petty crime, to the care of a friend on remote island off the coast of Chile where she records her story in a notebook and begins to unravel the mysteries of her life.

Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness by Alfredo Corchado reports on government corruption, ruthless drug cartels, and a gap of inequality and injustice that grows ever wider in an increasingly violent country.

Portales Public Library

Mr. Wuffles! by David Weisner: Mr. Wuffles appears to be a lazy cat since his human buys him toys and he won’t play with them! But he’s not a lazy cat at all; in fact, when he gets a toy he likes, he’ll play with it all day long. That is until he gets his most favorite toy of all, which really isn’t a toy…

The Tell: The Little Clues that Reveal Big Truths about who we Are by Matthew Hertenstein: Drawing on rigorous research in psychology and brain science, Hertenstein shows us how to hone our powers of observation to increase our predictive capacities.

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein: College recruiters are itching to sign up Terrell Jamerson, the No. 1 high school basketball player in the country. But not all of these recruiters are straight shooters, and Terrell will have to think fast if he wants to stay in the game.

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